Propane Safety

Your safety is important to us

Propane has a remarkable safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

  • Propane won’t ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 940º F.
  • Propane gas is nontoxic and produces minimal emissions.
  • Propane is not harmful to soil or water.

There are a few basic guidelines, however, that you should know in order to ensure safe use of propane:

  1. Become familiar with the smell of propane so you can detect leaks. Since propane is naturally odorless, a substance called ethyl mercaptan is added to it to give it a distinctive “skunky” odor.
  2. Any time you smell propane around your home, call us—day or night. Our staff will ask you a few questions to assess the situation and then instruct you on what to do.
  3. Any work done on equipment related to propane should be done by a professional. We have a dedicated staff of certified and experienced propane technicians.

We’ll be glad to show you ways to save money and make life easier with P. Gagnon & Son as your propane supplier.